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It’s time for the second installment of our Senior Model Interview Series where we talked to some of our very favorite high school models from last years team to get their behind the scenes POV on their experience as a Studio B Portraits top model. This feature we’re highlighting the gorgeous Morgan!  If she’s looking a bit familiar, it probably because you’ve seen her splashed across the front of our main Studio B website for the past year — I absolutely adored this image of her because it fully captured and communicated the “You on Your Best Day” philosophy for every session I shoot here at Studio B..  And since we are currently casting for our NEW 2014 Studio B Seniors Model Team (Open to current High School Juniors) be sure to request an application at Studio B Seniors if you are (or know) and awesome gal or guy that would make a great model for Studio B Portraits!  CLICK HERE to apply online.

NAME: Morgan
SCHOOL: Mount Si High School
My style right now is… Does warm count…? 🙂 Lovely Washington throws all kinds of weather at us this time of year, I’ve had fun playing with scarves and BIG SWEATERS. They are my current obsession. Jeans and boots are easy for the winter and being such a bargain shopper.. I like that I can find them for good deals once I start looking around.

Favorite retailer … Forever 21! I got a lot of my new clothes for my Senior Pictures here and since it isn’t too pricey, it makes it reasonable for a high school student! Plus, the new store in Bellevue Square makes a trip much more reasonable than driving to Southcenter, and the store is so big there’s usually not a problem finding what I’m looking for!


So “Right Now”…. Like I said, I have a growing number of sweaters… The fall/winter is my favorite season to dress for because adding layers creates both warmth and cute outfits! Plus, it’s easy! Jeans, boots, and sweaters and off to school 🙂

My favorite color(s) is… Blues/Purples, but I loved how my patterned outfits looked on camera!
My favorite Studio B Model moment was… Trying to capture my student athletic trainer photographs… Having Brooke and Erin throw a football at my face while trying to keep my eyes open and not create tears from laughing so hard was nearly impossible. Who knew those “in action” shots weren’t as easy as they look in magazines… But it was so much fun! I always felt comfortable, never awkward or tense when I was being photographed at Studio B because it was things like this that made the experience exciting and personable.

Describe your best Studio B photo (or outfit)… I have so many photos I like this question is nearly impossible…. BUT! I do absolutely love the image we took during my first session, in my black dress with my arm up laughing. (No it was certainly not a staged fake “laugh for the camera” photograph) When I saw that just having a good time had produced such a great picture I was super excited. I think it really captures my personality and the REAL me, not a posed robot being positioned through a senior photo. I also liked the outfit with my bright yellow pants! It was POURING DOWN RAIN outside, but somehow it ended up creating great lighting, plus the umbrella showed off just how unpredictable Washington weather can be!

Anything else you’d like to share ….  Studio B made the senior photo experience a comfortable and exciting one. I was glad when I saw my pictures that they captured my personality and my style so perfectly. I would recommend anyone goes there, not only for the amazing photography, but because the people are just as great!!


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Thanks so much for all of the emails and phone inquiries about our Studio B Seniors Promotional Modeling Team and your patience while we ramped up for our Open Call.  It’s now time! We are currently accepting applications for our 2014 Studio B Seniors Modeling Team. If you are (or know) a Junior, Class of 2014 student that is fun, positive, outgoing, photogenic and ready for their close-up you should definitely keep reading.  But first…Last year we had such a great response to our “Featured Model” articles that we just knew we had to bring it back again. We asked some of our favorite models from our previous season to share their insiders look at all things fashion, celebrity and of course highlights from their year as a  Studio B Seniors Model.  First up – Meet MADDY!

1. NAME: Maddy
2. SCHOOL: Redmond High School
3. My style right now is… Boho, modern, it honestly changes every day! My style changes with how I’m feeling, and even with the oh-so-temperamental Washington weather, but in the end I wear what makes me feel like my truest self

4. Favorite magazine Definitely Seventeen, I like to cut out pictures from that magazine and add them to my inspiration board!
5. Favorite retailer  Right now, probably Lulus. I love the unique styles and fun colors! (http://www.lulus.com/)
6. So “Right Now”…. I love layering colored hoodies with leather jackets, not only is it adorable but it keeps you incredibly warm! I also can’t stay away from knee-high socks and anorak jackets, they’re just adorable!
7. So “Over it”… Baggy pants, don’t get me wrong! Some people can rock them, but they’re just not for me.
8. My favorite color(s) is… Definitely turquoise!
9. My celebrity style icon is… Selena Gomez, her simple and true-to-self style is definitely one I model my own outfits after.
10. My favorite Studio B Model moment was… Getting photographed with my best friend Melissa! We’re both so goofy, we didn’t really know how to pose together, but Brooke helped us out and we got a few great shots!
11. Describe your best Studio B photo (or outfit) that we photographed… My favorite outfit was definitely my black skinny jeans with my baggy white top and a gold necklace, so simple yet so chic!
12. Anything else you’d like to share….My Studio B experience was simply amazing, I had so much fun and with every shot I felt more and more confident with myself! I got to be who I was and in the process I became more familiar with myself and realized, I’m a rock star!

Our awesome Studio B Models like Maddy are the “Face” of Studio B Seniors. Selected student models help us with showcasing the latest styles for the upcoming Senior Season, promote Studio B Seniors at their schools and are featured in all of our print and online advertisements including full page spreads in 425 Magazine.  Our promotional models for the 2014 Campaign will receive a complimentary modeling photo shoot and  have the opportunity to earn credit toward their Summer senior pictures. Click here for more and to apply online.



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For all of you business professionals that have added “update your professional headshot” to your 2013 resolution list — we’re going to let Courtney (pictured above) be your inspiration!  Courtney is a “DO” in every category – 1. WARDROBE…DO keep it simple and flattering when you’re looking for a clean, contemporary look.  Since a lot of the way we use business portraits these days is in an online format (such as Linked-in) remember that the images are small and you’ll want to keep the focus on your face. 2. PREPARATION…DO invest in pre-shoot pampering…professional make-up is highly recommended.  Of course we offer our in-house make-up artist at Studio B Portraits (big shout out to our artist extraordinaire Sara for Courtney’s gorgeous face here) but scheduling a sitting at one of the awesome Nordstrom make-up counters is a great option too.  Looking for a one-two punch of Hair and Make-up — we LOVE Sorella Salon 3.  BE YOURSELF: DO relax and remember that this is about letting your personality shine through.  Give yourself permission to be silly, make light of the situation and be confident that when you land that 1 awesome head shot…nobody else has to see the “goofy” stuff that you left on the cutting room floor! 🙂

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Two things struck me as I met the Sullivan Family — the first was that I instantly realized that I was completely vertically challenged as compared to this extremely statuesque family of four.  Seriously, I know you can’t tell from this set of portraits but HOLY SMOKES…this group makes quite an impressive entrance. (I’m 5’7 myself so for me to spend the entire session looking up or standing on a stool is honestly saying something!)  My second item of notation is that the family was so comfortable in front of the camera that I was shocked to learn that it had been 17 years since their last family portrait session — that is not a typo…I said “17” years.  Wow, talk about naturals…clearly it all came back to them quickly (either that…or they really do like each other 😉 )  We also posted another favorite from their family photo shoot on our Facebook page here.


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My mother once joked with me saying that it’s not impressive to take a pretty picture of a pretty person (apparently the talent is in turning Kwazi Moto into Halle Berry)…but I have to tell you — SO not true!  I looked at the results of our photo shoot featuring the beautiful Erickson Family and my self esteem soared 🙂  Oldest brother Tom had me thinking…young Brad Pitt and older sister Kristin was little bit Drew Barrymore! One great image after another makes for an extremely happy photographer!  This family portrait above with their Great Dane is one of my very favorites (btw…this dog is 140lbs of canine…HOLY SCHNIEKES!) and it was a bit of a reunion of sorts…I photographed the senior pictures of the youngest two siblings Sean and Lauren.